CARDIOLAB Sensors : The BODY POSITIONING DEVICE
The Body Positioning Device allows continuous recording of the spine geometry used for basic research and to give addition informations for other experiments in ambulatory mode.
A fisrt generation device has already been flown during: the German-Russian MIR 97 and the French-Russian MIR 98 and 99 missions.
From these experiences the device will be minor modified.
Functional and Technical performances
From both in-flight and bedrest experiments a reduced amplitude of spine movements appears to be a predicator of back pain sensations.
Experiences from earlier missions allows minor modification of the device. The main goals are :
Picture of the instrument